Why can’t I give my baby honey?

Botulism. Honey and corn syrup can contain a bacteria called clostridium botulinum. This isn't a problem for adults but c. Botulinum spores can germinate inside the baby's intestines and produce a toxin. The symptoms of infant botulism are constipation, poor eating, weakness, a weak cry and can progress to difficulty breathing. That's why kids under the age of 12 months shouldn't eat honey.
Botulism spores. Babies less than one year can potentially become seriously ill from botulism spores that may theoretically be present in honey.